Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
AfterElton.com , HitFix , IFC.com , Linoleum Knife , Movieline , Movies.com , MSNBC , Newsweek , Queer Sighted , TheWrap , What the Flick?!
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
933

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 933
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Maybe not up there with Gremlins 2: The New Batch but certainly one of the funniest sequels ever made." — What the Flick?!
Posted Jun 12, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Phony, cloying, and pandering." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Jun 10, 2014
88% Obvious Child (2014) " The only agenda that Obvious Child has is to be true and funny, and it succeeds impressively at both." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 5, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) " You don't have to like punk rock to fall in love with We Are the Best!; if a more joyous film comes along in 2014, then it's a good year indeed." — TheWrap
Posted May 28, 2014
48% Maleficent (2014) " The aggressively unpleasant visuals certainly detract from the overall film, but Maleficent makes for a fascinating entry in an ongoing wave of projects that give "bad" women of literature a chance to present their side of the story." — TheWrap
Posted May 28, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " If you grade a comedy by how frequently you chuckle, then A Million Ways to Die in the West is funny enough; too often, unfortunately, MacFarlane and his co-writers go for bits where the shock value is supposed to equal actual humor." — TheWrap
Posted May 27, 2014
1.5/10 14% Blended (2014) " I felt like it was crushing the soul out of me. But it's still not as bad as Grown-Ups 2." — What the Flick?!
Posted May 23, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Feels sharper and more clever than it might have been in other hands, and for a big summer star vehicle, that's surprise enough." — TheWrap
Posted May 22, 2014
42% Words And Pictures (2014) " If the text vs. image battle had merely remained in the background, that would be one thing, but the screenplay tediously brings it up over and over again, as though this were A Tree Falls in a Forest: The Movie." — TheWrap
Posted May 22, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Bryan Singer keeps things moving along briskly enough that you can just go along with the ride of Superhero Stuff without getting bogged down in the labyrinthine plotting if you don't want to." — TheWrap
Posted May 12, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) gets the money shots right, but neither he nor screenwriter Max Borenstein (working from a story by David Callaham) makes the human characters interesting enough to get us through two mostly Godzilla-free acts." — TheWrap
Posted May 10, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " Sure, this could have been a more precise, clockwork script, but I laughed so much that I didn't mind its shagginess." — What the Flick?!
Posted May 8, 2014
34% God's Pocket (2014) " By the time the one-legged guy roots through a trashcan looking for deposit bottles, the film seems to be teetering into classist parody." — TheWrap
Posted May 7, 2014
72% Palo Alto (2014) " Coppola doesn't let these kids off the hook for their stupid decisions, of which they make many, but she's not judging them for their folly, either. " — TheWrap
Posted May 6, 2014
12% Walk Of Shame (2014) " If anyone walks away unblemished from Walk of Shame, it's Banks, who throws herself into every bit of physical comedy and humiliation the movie sends her way. " — TheWrap
Posted May 2, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " This is a movie that needs to remove a piece of jewelry." — TheWrap
Posted May 2, 2014
62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " Like a mangy dog that plops its head in your lap and gazes adoringly at you until you scratch it behind the ears. Eventually, you give in and scratch. And then you wash your hands." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 30, 2014
89% Locke (2014) " Knight has enough faith in his dialogue (and in Hardy's ability to perform it) to cloister an entire feature film inside one vehicle, and it's a gamble that pays off brilliantly." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 24, 2014
8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " Calling this one an improvement is like saying that being kicked in the shin is better than being punched in the stomach. Either way, it hurts." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 18, 2014
89% Bears (2014) " The Disneynature movies shouldn't be mistaken for traditional documentary, but if they act as a gateway drug for young children to learn more about the animal kingdom, then the films are serving a real purpose." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 17, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " A sleek, smart techno-thriller loaded with interesting ideas - until it stops being any of those things." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 15, 2014
48% Rio 2 (2014) " The musical moments, on the whole, stand out as the highlights of the film; Rio 2 becomes watchable when the flat characters shut up and sing." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 11, 2014
6.8/10 62% Draft Day (2014) " It's not about the sports as much as it's about a guy doing his job, and what that involves." — What the Flick?!
Posted Apr 10, 2014
86% Joe (2014) " While Green deftly brings us into this small Texas town, perfectly capturing its inhabitants and their humid surroundings, the script by Gary Hawkins (adapting the novel by Larry Brown) overplays its hand." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 10, 2014
85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " It helps to have performers as radiant and watchable as Swinton and Hiddleston in the leads, but it's Jarmusch's direction and his smart screenplay that make Only Lovers Left Alive such a treat for mature audiences." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 9, 2014
86% Under the Skin (2014) " Johansson provides an extraordinary window into an alien being; through her eyes, we see and hear the world as someone not from here would. Her performance is the payoff that makes Glazer's enigmatic storytelling choices so effective." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 2, 2014
88% Alan Partridge (2014) " Even if you're meeting Alan for the first time, you'll quickly figure out why he's so hilariously loathsome." — TheWrap
Posted Apr 2, 2014
79% Afflicted (2014) " Nonetheless, we all know this terrain pretty well by now, and as Derek begins to change, each phase of his transformation feels overly familiar to anyone with a working knowledge of popular horror tropes." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 31, 2014
79% The Raid 2 (2014) " Just when you think the movie has gotten as wonderfully, violently over-the-top as possible, it manages to keep upping the ante until its exhausting climax. It leaves you drained, but not enervated." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 27, 2014
19% Sabotage (2014) " Cynical, slapdash and a waste of time for all concerned." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 27, 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Even if the second half pales by comparison, it's worth watching the whole thing to get a complete sense of von Trier's ideas and of the magnetically underplayed performances by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 21, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Von Trier is after nothing less than the human condition here, and even if he doesn't always hit the mark, he absolutely deserves points for ambition." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 21, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Clearly Aronofsky isn't out to make yet another stodgy Bible movie, but it often feels as though he's reining in his showier artistic impulses lest he offend the faithful." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 21, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Bounds along excitingly, keeping viewers guessing, launching some successful switcheroos and bringing real stakes to the game. The end results should reverberate throughout the big- and small-screen Avengers universe." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 20, 2014
41% Divergent (2014) " Jolts around in fits and starts, never sufficiently explains its premise and, yes, rips off far too many notions from better books and movies to stride successfully down its own path." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 16, 2014
16% The Single Moms Club (2014) " In any other movie, the filmmaker would rightly be accused of trafficking in lazy stereotypes, but lazy stereotypes are the beachhead into which Tyler Perry has firmly planted his flag." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 14, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The script, by Nicholas Stoller and director James Bobin (both veterans of the previous movie), is classic Muppets in that it knows when to barrage the audience with gags and when to provide enough plot to keep things moving right along." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 12, 2014
22% Need For Speed (2014) " Fast and the Furious fans have one more year to wait before Jason Statham tears up the streets of Tokyo looking for Vin Diesel, but Need for Speed fails as a place-keeper - or, for that matter, as a possible usurper - of that other, better franchise." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 11, 2014
78% Veronica Mars (2014) " Veronica Mars makes the jokes witty, the mystery challenging and the suspense and action tense. You don't have to have tuned in to the small-screen version to enjoy it on the big one." — TheWrap
Posted Mar 9, 2014
8/10 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " You care about the characters and the relationships, and it's funny. Adult funny." — What the Flick?!
Posted Mar 6, 2014
97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " Plays out like the kind of picture book that you love as a child and still treasure as an adult. It's a subtle creation, offering the perfect mix of whimsy for kids and wit for grown-ups." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 28, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) " A cheesy delight, down to its improbable plot twists and the inevitable appearance of a red LED display showing how long Bill has to rescue passengers and crew before everything goes kablooey." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 26, 2014
41% The Face of Love (2014) " Gooey and half-baked, with plot contrivances butting up against genteel design porn." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 25, 2014
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " Follows the groundwork laid out by the recent Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, alternating between look-where-she's-been historical footage and look-at-her-go glimpses of her current busy schedule." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 21, 2014
29% Pompeii (2014) " If only Pompeii had been entrusted to a more entertaining hack than Anderson; this is the guy, after all, who decided that The Three Musketeers really needed a blimp battle. " — TheWrap
Posted Feb 19, 2014
40% In Secret (2014) " A dispassionate adaptation of Émile Zola's novel that shocked audiences in 1867 with its tale of lust and murder, but now that its let's-kill-my-husband plot has been redone in countless noir films, what was once fresh now plays very stale indeed." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 18, 2014
2/10 15% Endless Love (2014) " This movie has no idea how letters of acceptance work, how airports work, how relationships work." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/5 68% About Last Night (2014) " Comes to life whenever Hart and Hall return to scream at each other or to have passionate sex while wearing livestock masks." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Feb 14, 2014
13% Winter's Tale (2014) " The film grinds its gears when it tries to make its fantasy elements run alongside real-world logic." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 11, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " RoboCop avoids being a bad remake by giving the original wide berth, but all we're left with this time around is a cop who becomes a robot without being particularly interesting in either incarnation." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 11, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Course after course of desserts, presented with a flourish and served so promptly that you can barely catch your breath between treats. It's not until an hour or two has passed that you realize that you haven't really eaten anything." — TheWrap
Posted Feb 6, 2014
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